912Fwd: Exploring Life Below the Ocean Free Online Workshop
- Oct 9, 2013FYIMartinBegin forwarded message:From: "College of Exploration" <College_of_Exploration@...>Subject: Exploring Life Below the Ocean Free Online WorkshopDate: 8 October, 2013 11:13:35 AM GMT-04:00To: mangrove@...Reply-To: "College of Exploration" <reply-3c3953f023-5c7fa7a519-606f@...>Free Online Marine Science Workshop
“Microbes down below! Exploring life beneath the ocean floor"
Monday, November 4 - Friday, November 15, 2013
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Designed for community college instructors and high school teachers;
open to all
The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) and the
College of Exploration invite you to explore "life on the dark side"
in a free online workshop:"Microbes down below! Exploring life
beneath the ocean floor".
Materials and content will be especially designed for use in
community college classes, with additional materials for high school
classes. Participation is free and open to all.
C-DEBI scientists have drilled deep into the ocean floor to study how
microbial life survives and thrives in sediments and rock below the
bottom of the ocean, a dark world far below the sunlit photic zone.
In the workshop, we will investigate life in extreme environments,
chemosynthesis, microbial evolution, marine technology and
engineering, and many other topics.
During the workshop you will meet and interact personally with C-DEBI
scientists and collect resources and lessons to help you share this
exciting research with your students. During Week One, Dr. John
Kirkpatrick will introduce the C-DEBI project and explain the
specialized tools and innovative methods used in "Studying Life Below
the Sea Floor." In Week Two, Dr. Brandi Reese will describe C-DEBI
research on the limits of life and the extent of microbial life in
extreme ocean environments in "The Biogeography of the Deep
Teaching resources will be provided in topic-themed collections, for
use in community college classes in biology, health sciences, Earth
science, chemistry, and technology. In addition, materials will be
available that are especially suitable for high school science
classes in biology, chemistry, Earth science, general science,
technology, and engineering.
Participants may choose to earn graduate credit from Framingham State
University for this workshop.
Questions? Please contact Pat Harcourt pharcourt@... or Lynn
Learn more about C-DEBI research at
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